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Penn State football players help raise $13 million for charity

Archived, 2 days ago From collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com 

Stamford, CONNECTICUT - This past weekend students at Penn State completed the annual dance marathon for THON. The fund-raising project, which is completely student-run, raised over $13 million for the Four Diamonds Fund, which focuses on pediatric cancer.

Th ...

Amfar makes $100-million push for an end to AIDS by 2020

Archived, 2 days ago From philanthropy.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Sensing that a cure is near, the Foundation for AIDS Research, or Amfar, has committed $100-million that will go, in part, toward a research center committed to ending the disease in the next five years.

Since the AIDS epidemic started ...

Charity distributes adaptive bikes to students who have disabilities

Archived, 2 days ago From post-gazette.com 

Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA - Eileen Buchheit and her son Evan Buchheit werenít sure how Evanís brother, Jacob would react to his new adaptive bike, which had been built specifically to accommodate his disability and painted blue at his request.

Jacob, 18, who has ...

Measles outbreak now under control

Archived, 2 days ago From solomonstarnews.com 

Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS - Measles cases have dramatically declined in the country after the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) administered 400,000 doses of measles-rubella (MR) vaccine in response to an earlier outbreak.

From August to October 2014 ...

Friends of Keresley baby raise cash in charity walk

Archived, 3 days ago From coventrytelegraph.net 

Coventry, U K - Friends of a baby boy with flat head syndrome have put their best foot forward to raise more than £300 for charity.

Oakley Porter-Mcaveeney, from Keresley, has the condition, also known as branchycephaly, and fundraisers have already b ...

Girl's ballerina dream comes true thanks to Tulsa Ballet, Make-A-Wish

Archived, 3 days ago From tulsaworld.com 

Tulsa, OKLAHOMA - Mahlia Venegas decided she wanted to be a ballerina even though, as of Sunday afternoon, she had never seen one in person.

But that did not deter the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Tulsa Ballet from making Mahliaís dream come true.

York City fans cycle their way to £6,000 total in memory of Northampton Town supporter

Archived, 3 days ago From northamptonchron.co.uk 

Northampton, U K - David Henderson, who was the manager of Stoke Bruerne Museum, suffered a heart attack on the way home after the clubs met at Sixfields in January last year.

On Saturday, 12 York City fans, led by organiser Ian Jones, arrived at the gro ...

Iranís Red Crescent to expand medical activities in Zimbabwe

Archived, 3 days ago From tasnimnews.com 

Tehran, IRAN - Head of Iranís Red Crescent Society called for a reform in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the country and Zimbabwe, vowing to expand medical activities in the African country.

Iran should broaden the medical and hea ...

PRCS joins hands with Punjab

Archived, 3 days ago From nation.com.pk 

Lahore, PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in collaboration with Punjab administration will carry out first aid training and blood screening of the government officials all over the province, besides spearheading the polio campaign including the semina ...

Teen who treasures her long hair has it cut off for charity

Archived, 3 days ago From walesonline.co.uk 

Cardiff, U K - A caring teenager has had 14 inches of her long blonde locks chopped off for charity.

When Leah Mayes, 18, read about the Little Princess Trust online, she decided she wanted to help.

Little Princess Trust makes real hai ...

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